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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-06-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-06-09

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This show is commercially available as "Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings "

Mississippi Half Step, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Sunrise, Deal, Looks Like Rain, Loser, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah, Funiculi Funicula, Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet-> Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Drums-> Saint Stephen-> Terrapin Station-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues, E: One More Saturday Night*

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD hybrid source, including encore: retracking of <a href= "">previous</a> shn set with encore patched in from <a href= "">another previous</a> shn set


SBD hybrid source, including encore: retracking of previous shn set with encore patched in from another previous shn set; Patching, retracking, and SHNv3 conversion by Patrick Murphy; see info file for details and flaw notes


Reviewer: DMT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2014
Subject: Franklins
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2012
Subject: Outstanding
An outstanding show amongst a year of outstanding shows. Fantastic Help>Slipknot>Franklin's, an excellent Terrapin and a equally excellent Estimated. Go!
Reviewer: little jimi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2009
Subject: yea thanks steve marcus
hi steve i dont know if you remember me or not

i used to do the trash crew .... it is little jimi

just wanted to send you some good oll grateful love .... your way .... are you still doing eye candy productions ....I just heard from lucky and david budd from Can.
Reviewer: palealien - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2008
Subject: Birthday 21
I think I was there. Sounded familiar.

In any case, in case anyone wonders, here's the lyrics to "Funiculi" as played; sort of.
Everybody Sing!

Ai sera Nannine
Me ne sagliette
Tu saie addo
Tu saie addo

Addo stu core'ngrato
Cchiu dispiette
Farme nun po'
Farme nun po'

Addo il fuoco coce
Ma si fuie
Te lassa sta
Te lassa sta

E nun te corre
Appresso nun te strie
Solo a guarda
Solo a guarda

Jamme jamme
'ncoppa jamme ia!
Jamme Jamme
'ncoppa jamme ia!
Funiculi Funicula
Funiculi Funicula
'ncoppa jamme ja!
Funiculi Funicula
Reviewer: WRat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2005
This show is as close to perfect as the Dead could possibly be. All through, the music hits the "perfect notes". No fumbled lyrics, and very little wasted time musically. The band sounds as if they were downright arrogant, like they knew they were at the very top of their game.

I don't think I have ever heard Jerry sing better. If he sounded like this every night, he'd have gone down as one of the best singers ever. He sounded great throughout '77, and I think his vocal performance here takes the cake. He almost sounds as if he's giving no effort at it, either.

This show contains some of my favorite versions of numerous tunes. Estimated, esp. Jerry's guitar lines. This is the best Help>Slip!>Franklin's I've ever heard. Check out the end of Franklin's - "Come ON! Come ON!" Classic "Air Garcia" moment.

This version of Terrapin makes my jaw hit the carpet every time I hear it. From the opening guitar chords to the end, this IS flawless. Jerry's vocal is better here than it was in the studio. When I first heard it, I couldn't stop rewinding each vocal line. Iwas mesmerized by how PERFECT his voice sounded.

Enjoy this show! You can be as confident listening to it as they were when they rendered it!
Reviewer: StrawRider - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2005
Subject: Get the Upgrade!
Yes, heed Mister Charlie's advice, get the show here:
June 9th, 1977 Upgrade
Blows the socks off this one!
Reviewer: skb archives - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2005
Subject: Go for the upgrade?
I circulated an upgraded source from the vault master reel that sounds much better than this...I strongly reccomend that
Reviewer: let the bird fly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2005
Subject: Loser>Music
I love this run of shows at Winterland. Check out the Loser on this one, Jerry hits it.
Reviewer: Tampa Red - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2005
Subject: GDTS Royalty is in the house
Hey Steve, thanks for all those filled orders over all those years! Really appreciate the New Year's Tickets in 1990, and those seats four rows from the stage for my last show at Tampa Stadium in 1995. Without the mail order, I wouldn't have seen even a tenth of the shows I saw. Thanks for helping me have the most fun I ever had!
Reviewer: smarcus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2005
Subject: 6/9/77 When I truely got ON THE BUS!
I had been seeing the Grateful Dead on and off since May of 1967 (I had first seen Jerry Garcia perform in 1961 with Robert Hunter at my elementary school, I was 8 1/2). I went to the 6/7/77 show and was blown away, so I decided to go back for the 6/9/77. I came away absolutely stunned and to this day it is probably the best Grateful Dead show I've ever been too, or at least in the top 3-5.

I craved this show, but didn't actually get a tape of it until 1979 when I got a really bad audience tape from a co-worker at BASS tickets in Oakland named David Gans. I lived with that tape until 1983 when I started working for the Grateful Dead (setting up Grateful Dead Ticket Sales). After about two or three weeks there, Phil Lesh came up to me in the kitchen of the main office and told me that everyone was happy to have me there and gave me his home phone number and told me to call him if he could ever help me. I thanked him and sheepishly asked him if it would be possible to get tapes of some shows out of the vault. He said sure as long as I didn't go crazy. I told him I was only interested in one show and that was 6/9/77. He said he would work on it. About three weeks later a little package was left in my mail slot at the office, it contained cassette copies directly off the vault masters of 6/7/77, 6/8/77 & 6/9/77 with a note from Phil saying that he forgot which night I wanted so he had copies of all three made. Well, I had never heard such sound quality of a live Dead show that had not been on record. In fact, in the beginning of the Grateful Dead Hour Gans used my copies for the show. I still have those tapes and I have burned them all directly from the cassette's to CD. I don't know if this copy comes from mine, but it still sounds great!!!!
Reviewer: rollandfin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2005
Subject: yes it is yes it is
we are apparently going to debate between the 5-9-77 H-S-F and this one for a long long time, I will admit that the difinitive virsion of Help was played in Buffalo, but Slipknot thru Franklins Tower was mastered at the Winterland. See, Buffalo ain't as lame duck as it might seen, One Dead President, and one Smokin Help, a pretty slow 76 years in between but well worth it.

This "i repeat" this is the stuff dick's picks should be made of, sure it's well curculated, but it's got pitch problems and a cut here and there. released as a pick, provided the vault copy is healthyer??? who wouldn't want an upgrade of this one?! post the obscurites for the hardcore heads to sift through, remaster and sell the cannons!
77 stars
Reviewer: devlin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2005
Subject: High energy
High energy from start to finish. Great first set, incredible second set.
In my opinion, one of the best Gd show ever.
Reviewer: andrew m - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2005
Subject: Smokin'...
This is a great show all the way through... Very strong Half-Step to open, with Cassidy, Deal and MNS very strong in the first set as well, but the real beauty of this show is the gem of a second set... Samson is smokin' as always, but the Help>Slip>Frank is just about the best thing ever... This Slipknot kicks so much ass... Way, way out there, and back strong into an all-timer of a Franklins... But we're only just beginning.. Check out Phil's huge intro to Estimated... Blow the walls down, will ya? And from there, the rest of the setlist speaks for itself... Good stuff all the way through...
Reviewer: august 1031 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2005
Subject: helpslipfrank!
This is a monster version of my favorite suite of songs, @10 minutes longer than the 5-09-77 a month earlier which for me is the definative version. This performance of Help starts off with a quick pace and great energy moves pretty quickly into a long spacey Slip. Franklins is very long at 17 minutes and does contain some great moments especially the last 4 minutes or so which wrap up the song in a nice breezy relaxed fashion. Anyway the show is a definate 5 star, the help slip frank is a 4, it just meanders a bit to much for my tastes but thats probably why some folks love it so much. For other great performances of helpslipfrank check out 5-9-77 (the Sound Board offered on this site is one of the best!),8-13-75,10-09-76,and to hear a great later version try 6-14-91(view from the vault 2).
Reviewer: darkstarpat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2005
Subject: Pure Energy
The energy on this Franklin's Tower is out of this world. Listen to Jerry urging on the band and the crowd. Great show. A month to the day after the phenomenol buffalo Help>Slip>Franklins.
Reviewer: psylo1979 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2005
Subject: incredible show
well, this could be one of the best GD show ever.
no need to say more, I've been looking for this dream show for years.
Reviewer: psylo1979 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2005
Subject: incredible show
well, this could be one of the best GD show ever.
no need to say more, I've been looking for this dream show for years.
Reviewer: TimePilot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2005
Subject: MNS = Heat
I have only listened to the first set so far. It doesn't really pick up until Deal, which is decent. Then LL Rain is a semi-snore. Then...THE HEAT! One of the best MNS's I have ever heard. I can't wait to hear set II!!!

I will update my review when I'm done listening, but for now, 5 stars for no mistakes, great sound (except the Sunrise patch from a degraded SBD) and a SMOKIN' MNS!
Reviewer: stratocaster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2005
Subject: Estimated>St. Stephen
amazing segue between the two songs and this is definitely one of the more challenging transitions that they could's one of those Dead moments in which you have to listen to the musical passage repeatedly...excellent...Help Slip Franklins features one of the best Slipknots played...awesome quality
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2005
Subject: incredible show but.
If i had not just got done listening to 10/11/77, it would be spectacular. Sorry to say the Hlp>SLP>FNKLNS from october absolutely laid the song to rest,as it was not revived until the 80s. Not to take away from the version here, its ashame i l;istened to the m back to back.

If you havnt yet, please DL 10/11/77

lol I never said this H/S/F didnt smoke!
Reviewer: Rivertrance - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2004
Subject: THE Best!
I have a copy of the cassette from the vault (Thanks, Steven Marcus!), and in my humble opinion, this is the best show I have ever heard. No less than David Gans says that he never gets tired of hearing this show. The second set is pure magic. If you don't have this show, download it NOW!...:-)
Reviewer: icecreamjay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2004
Subject: ENERGY!!
sorry hit button twice
Reviewer: icecreamjay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2004
Subject: ENERGY!!
Well I haven't heard 10/11, but I had this on cassette and its one of my favorites. Set 2 is a monster. It seems as though the band was pissed off about the technical difficulties and when they finally kick into the Help on the way it's with a vengeance. In my mind it seems as though the band is powered by a healthy helping of fine columbian powder if you know what I mean.
Probably the most aggressive uptempo version I've heard. I have to say this one and the One from the Vault version from 75 are my favorites. Oh yeah the sound quality is superb and the song selection is excellant. Worth the download for set 2 alone.
ps - check out 1-22-78, no help slip franklins, but another juicy set 2.
Reviewer: 4x4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2004
Subject: flashbackmagic
Is insane....this help>slip>franklin's SMOKES 10/11/77. It's my favorite of the year....Jerry absolutly TEARS it up after the third and fourth verses. Def check out this cassidy and st. stephen as well.
Reviewer: 4x4 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2004
Subject: flashbackmagic
Is insane....this help>slip>franklin's SMOKES 10/11/77. It's my favorite of the year....Jerry absolutly TEARS it up after the third and fourth verses. Def check out this cassidy and st. stephen as well.
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2004
Subject: outrageous show
I got my first copy of this as an audience in '82 and played this until it fell apart - repaired it and then a beer fell on it at a frat party and it was curtains from there so thanks to whomever it was that donated this!!

As a funny aside my copy had a dude that had eaten way way too much acid and was just ranting out requests the whole first set - by the time finiculi finicula rolled around with a last gasp he howled 'play anything... play anything.... I don't caaaaaruuh'- been there pal someone stole the face right off ur head.

Not to be long-winded but this show is worth it half step opener usually a good sign, music... sampson and the rest of the 2nd set clear through just explode with musical energy. If anyone ever tries to explain why we love this band so much start them with this..... enjoy, I sure have+
Reviewer: drosenbe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2004
Subject: second set = amazing
I don't think the first set is all that amazing, but the second set is one of the best I've ever heard. It combines all of the best songs that were normally put in the second sets of '77 (other than of course scarlet>fire) with some awesome playing.
Reviewer: John Hell - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2004
Subject: Damn good show
One of my top five fave's for theyear. Get this show just to hear Bobby count down the end of Slipnot!
Reviewer: TomP - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2004
Subject: An all-time great
Awesome from start to finish. Many people's all time favorite, including Steve Marcus of the Dead's staff (i.e. he should know :-). Second set is one of the truly perfect jams, but first set is great too. Garcia is just eloquent thruout.
Check out previous nite 6-8 too. First nite of
the run 6-7 is totally outclassed by these too.
Reviewer: dr. flashback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2004
Subject: top 5!
The Dead played 3 runs at Winterland in 1977 - March,June and Dec.and all are worth collecting.This was their last show of the June run and their last summer show for 1977! Do they pull out all the stops? You betcha! The 1st Set is short but high energy playing throughout. Even Sunrise is good! But the 2nd Set is unbelieveable.
One of the best Help>Slipknots of 1977, with a St.Stephen>NFA>St.Stephen that rivals Cornell 5/8/77. And a Terrapin to boot! One of the Doctor's top 5 for 1977. Play this one going down the road sometime - you'll get there!
Dr. Flashback :-)
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